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    IN - Sonya Balsley, 16, Lawrenceburg, 3 Sept 2012

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    snip from your above link:

    [quote]Around 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, deputies returned to the home after the family spotted the word "woods" was written on condensation on the window of Sonya's bedroom.
    The family says they believe the girl may have been taken from the house.

    "I know she was taken. She was taken. She was taken right out of my backyard during the day," said Penny Balsley, Sonya's mother. "That tells me they signed it today when they wrote woods. They've signed it. They've got her."
    Penny said the family has been receiving threats at their home in recent weeks after a conflict with another relative.
    "She might be so afraid she won't ask for help," said Penny Balsley. "I think she might be so terrified she might not be able to speak."
    An organized search was organized to begin at 8 a.m. at the Bright Fire Department.
    Anyone with information information that could help police locate Sonya is asked to contact Dearborn County Dispatch at 812-537-3571 or the Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit at 812-537-3571.


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    She was last seen standing outside the family home on Vineyard Ct. Her father tells Local 12 News a friend of the family has threatened her in the past.

    Dearborn County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the home to investigate. They returned Tuesday morning after the family found the word "woods" written in condensation on an upstairs window. They believe it is a message from Sonya.
    http://www.local12.com/mostpopular/s...g5vuo27bg.cspx

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    Balsley is described as black, 5-foot-2 and 90 pounds. She has short dark brown curly hair and was last seen wearing an orange "Got Candy" shirt, blue jean capris and pink Croc shoes.
    http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...xt%7CFRONTPAGE

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    Penny said the family has been receiving threats at their home in recent weeks after a conflict with another relative who used to live in the home.
    "Sonya said that he told her that if she told anything she knew about his life that he had friends who would drag her into the woods kill her and no one would ever find her body for about six days we've had a countdown in the backyard," said Erik Balsley. "Yesterday was the end of the countdown. We found a note in our backyard that said 'waiting to make our move'."
    Detectives with the Dearborn County Sheriff's Department returned to home on Tuesday morning to canvass the area and talk to neighbors. Det. Shane McHenry told 9 News a reverse 911 call went out to residents within a four mile area. Searchers also spent part of yesterday searching on foot roughly two miles around the home. Deputies also took teen's laptop to see if there might be any helpful information on it. McHenry tells 9 News deputies have been to the home before to investigate the threats.


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    That is bizarre. Are there any woods around the area?

    Was the word written in condensation backwards (indicating it was written from the inside)?
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    Rachaellouise, several of the links I posted had maps....

    there looked to be some woods

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    map of general area.. yes woods and also a small lake

    2400 Vineyard Ct, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 - Google Maps
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    scanner thread:
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    remember that what happens in the scanner stays in the scanner
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    from nurses link

    Her mother says the family has taken in at-risk children in the past, and she believes of the boys they took in while living in South Bend could be responsible.

    http://www.fox19.com/story/19447761/...arborn-co-teen

    I found her moms fb (easy to find) I wonder if she is one that was taken in along with a sibling of hers that is has now turned on the family? Just speculating here.

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    Family members said Sonya Balsley has learning disabilities and acts much younger than her age.
    "She's a little slow," said Erik Balsley, the girl's father. "She operates on a 12- and 13-year-old level. She's not one to ever take off."

    http://www.theindychannel.com/news/31409650/detail.html

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    Helicopter Now Searching For Missing Bright Teen

    Updated: 12:28 pm

    Balsley was last seen going out to put chemicals in the family's backyard pool at their home on Vineyard Court. Since then, crews have searched the immediate area around the home, and have called in a helicopter to search from the air. They're also organizing a ground search to pick through the heavily wooded area adjacent to the family's home. A bloodhound searched the yard on Tuesday morning but was unable to pick up a scent.

    http://www.local12.com/content/break...g5vuo27bg.cspx

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    helicopter and bloodhounds on the search



    A helicopter is now searching the area around the home of a Bright, Indiana teen who has been missing since Monday evening. 16-year-old girl Sonya Balsley was last seen between 5:30 and 6 p.m. yesterday, and her family believes someone took her against her will. Her father explained to Local 12 the threats he thinks are related to her disappearance.

    Balsley was last seen going out to put chemicals in the family's backyard pool at their home on Vineyard Court. Since then, crews have searched the immediate area around the home, and have called in a helicopter to search from the air. They're also organizing a ground search to pick through the heavily wooded area adjacent to the family's home. A bloodhound searched the yard on Tuesday morning but was unable to pick up a scent.

    Local 12 has obtained records of calls made from the family to the Dearborn County 911 dispatch. Since March, the family has called officers to their home 18 times for reports of vandalized tires and windows, missing jewelry and baseball cards. Several of the calls report someone on the family's roof, knocking and making noise. In one instance, on July 31st, the family reported that someone wrote the words "She will pay" with black marker on the fireplace bricks on the outside of the house. Police tell us none of those calls were substantiated.
    http://www.local12.com/content/break...g5vuo27bg.cspx

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